One of my favorite Family Circus cartoons shows the dad in the yard in a variety of scenarios with his children.
In each scene, the children are having a blast, and the grass gets more worn and torn up.
The last frame of the cartoon shows a neighbor leaning over the fence and telling the dad that his grass would look better if he'd quit playing outside with his kids.
I love the reply, "We're not raising grass, we're raising children."
This duo of dads played hard with their kids this afternoon. Amid the shrieks of laughter and the happy flushed cheeks,
I was reminded of how these dads are intentionally raising great kids and investing their time and energy in things that will have an eternal impact. Not grass.